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Breast milk science finally gets attention from scientists as COVID-19 raises key questions
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Breast milk science finally gets attention from scientists as COVID-19 raises key questions

With 250+ papers on COVID-19 and infant feeding since February, researchers are beginning to contribute to the understudied science of breast milk.

How alarmins found in breast milk protect newborns from intestinal disorders, obesity
Health

How alarmins found in breast milk protect newborns from intestinal disorders, obesity

Breast milk not only contains fats, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins but also white blood cells and immunoglobulin A, more than 200 oligosaccharides and various hormones

For mothers breastfeeding children beyond infancy, how a life of secrecy and castigation blights the experience
Lifestyle

For mothers breastfeeding children beyond infancy, how a life of secrecy and castigation blights the experience

The female body, from the moment it pushes out an offspring, is subdued, and replaced by something inert — a bottle, a pacifier, a silicone toy, a crib, and erased entirely before the passage of a year.

COVID-19 and breastfeeding: Infection isn't currently known to spread through breast milk, but use of pump is recommended
Health

COVID-19 and breastfeeding: Infection isn't currently known to spread through breast milk, but use of pump is recommended

Breastfeeding and weaning are delicate and necessary processes for the development of a child, but when the mother falls sick during this time, there can be a disruption.

Newborn baby in London becomes youngest person to be infected with coronavirus
World

Newborn baby in London becomes youngest person to be infected with coronavirus

The mother-child duo are being treated at separate hospitals with the mother being moved to a special infection hospital.

Benefits of drinking raw milk are not clear but the dangers are well defined
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Benefits of drinking raw milk are not clear but the dangers are well defined

A study concluded that drinking raw milk in the first year of life could reduce the risk of fevers and respiratory infections by about 30 percent.

From the mouths of babes: bottles that weaned prehistoric infants found in Bavarian graves
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From the mouths of babes: bottles that weaned prehistoric infants found in Bavarian graves

Two bottles came from a cemetery dating to between 800 and 450 BC, and a third from a site dating between 1200 and 800 BC.

Madras High Court judge's absurd extempore on breastfeeding ignores what is best for the mother
India

Madras High Court judge's absurd extempore on breastfeeding ignores what is best for the mother

The American obsession with ‘breast is best’ has firmly come to our shores. However, the emphasis on breastfeeding ignores what may be best for the mother.

Watch: 2,000 Philippine mums show breast is best for babies
World

Watch: 2,000 Philippine mums show breast is best for babies

Some 2,000 mothers in the Philippines breastfed their babies in public in a gathering aimed at cutting infant deaths and dispelling taboos over the practice.

In a first-of-its kind effort, IBM to ship travelling employees' breast milk home
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In a first-of-its kind effort, IBM to ship travelling employees' breast milk home

In a first-of-its kind effort, IBM is planning to soon launch a service to help the company's working mothers ship breast milk home to their babies while they are on business trips.

Stem cells in breast milk capable of forming tissues in infants: study
Life

Stem cells in breast milk capable of forming tissues in infants: study

Stem cells in mother's breast milk may be able to develop into a range of different tissues in the offspring, including the brain, liver and kidneys.

Woman breastfeeds puppy to 'save its life', posts pic on Facebook
Life

Woman breastfeeds puppy to 'save its life', posts pic on Facebook

The woman from Colorado, posted a photo of her breastfeeding an orphaned four-day-old puppy on her Facebook page, explaining her decision to do so.

Breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV
Life

Breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV

Only one in 10 HIV-infected nursing mothers is known to pass the virus to their infants.